Here Are Five Random Facts You Definitely Need to Know About Me

#1

I ran the Disney Princess Half-Marathon. When I say “ran,” I mean walked. And by “walked,” I mean I walked 6 miles before I was swept from the race for being too slow. 

It took me four years to be brave enough to register, seven months to train, and less than two hours for the entire half-marathon experience to end for me. I still consider it a win. I tried, and I discovered that I don’t like getting up at 4 am to stand in line for 2 hours to run in a horde of people who take running very seriously. I do, however, very much like tiaras. 

Set a goal, train for the goal, and learn from the process!

Windy Lawson at Disney Princess Half Marathon

#2

I am the human caretaker to the Three Stooges. We adopted our chocolate lab, Mo (AKA MoMo), from the Humane Society. When my husband brought home two pandemic kittens, we had no choice but to name them Larry and Curly. I don’t make the rules!

#3

In my world, Taylor Swift, Dr. Dre, Chris Cornell, Dave Mathews, and Prince all hang out. Did I say world? I mean, iPhone. I spent 20 years as an entertainment marketing executive, so I love all kinds of music. And there’s a good chance I promoted a concert by your favorite band at some point.

#4

I started my first business in middle school. Remember penny candy? In 6th grade, I would take my allowance to the 7-11 and gleefully spend it on Bazooka gum. I’d take my brown bag of contraband to school and sell it at a 200% markup, and then re-invest the profits into the business. This went on for weeks until I got busted. 

I was outraged when the Vice Principal wanted to punish me. I had read the Student Code of Conduct: it clearly stated that one couldn’t chew gum, but nowhere did it state one couldn’t sell gum.

My time as a mini defense attorney was fleeting. I was sentenced to a week of detention, scraping gum off the bottom of desks. I’m pretty sure that’s on my permanent record somewhere.

#5

I didn’t know I was an introvert until 2020. #ThanksPandemic  I thought everyone needed days to recover after peopling. Getting to know what makes you tick is key to creating success in business.

What I Believe

Working hard doesn’t guarantee success. A guaranteed way to burn out and quit is to work really hard on the wrong things.

Gaining knowledge is great. Taking action is better.

There are no shortcuts, and anyone who says they have one probably needs an extinguisher for their pants.

Coffee is life.

Since perfection is subjective, it’s not worth banging your head against the wall to achieve.

My Frickin' Values

Fun
If it ain’t fun, it ain’t gettin’ done.

Realness
I spent two decades wearing heels when I wanted to wear flip-flops, kissing ass when I wanted to kick ass, and being a corporate good girl. Those days are over! I won’t pretend to be anything other than the real me.

Inclusivity
I welcome everyone and judge no one. Except people who don’t like tacos, because they are wrong.

Compassion
Life is hard and no one can know what is going on behind the scenes in other people’s lives. I assume everyone is struggling with something and act accordingly.

Kindness
Random acts of kindness are in my DNA. In fact, I got an award for it and everything.

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